Blue Box arbitration update
Intense work is underway preparing for the highly anticipated Blue Box arbitration. The arbitration will decide the multi-million dollar amount that stewards must pay to municipalities for the 2014 Stewards’ Obligation under s. 25(5) of the Waste Diversion Act, 2002. This is the first …Continue reading the post titled Blue Box arbitration update
Supreme Court considers Chevron leave to appeal; fraudulent Ecuador judgment re pollution
Donziger and his team "wrote the [Ecuadorian] court's Judgment themselves and promised $500,000 to the Ecuadorian judge to rule in their favor and sign their judgment."Continue reading the post titled Supreme Court considers Chevron leave to appeal; fraudulent Ecuador judgment re pollution
Things we wish judges knew about environmental offences by directors
Dianne Saxe had a precious opportunity to tell judges what we wish they knew about environmental offences by directors and and officers, particularly in relation to sentencing. Our bottom lines: Fairness, Good Science, and the real differences between Foresight and Hindsight. It is rarely co…Continue reading the post titled Things we wish judges knew about environmental offences by directors
Ecuador oil pollution claim can try again to collect from Chevron in Canada
Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers can try again to enforce a controversial $18 billion environmental damage award against Texaco (now merged with Chevron Corp., one of the world’s largest corporations) in Canada. This is part of a worldwide legal battle between the villagers, seeking to …Continue reading the post titled Ecuador oil pollution claim can try again to collect from Chevron in Canada
More on lead paint cleanup ordered in California
Last month, we gave brief highlights of a landmark lead paint liability case in California. Here is a more detailed analysis, prepared for the excellent legal blog SLAW. The California Superior Court has held three of five paint companies liable for a lead paint cleanup on the ground of publ…Continue reading the post titled More on lead paint cleanup ordered in California
Are common industrial chemicals developmental neurotoxins?
Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children—such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia—according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Th…Continue reading the post titled Are common industrial chemicals developmental neurotoxins?
Quebec court strikes down municipal anti-fracking bylaw
A Quebec court has struck down a Gaspe municipal bylaw that tried to prevent exploratory oil wells being drilled and fracked uncomfortably close to its drinking water supply. The court ruled that the bylaw was invalid because it prevented Petrolia Inc. from carrying out drilling specifically…Continue reading the post titled Quebec court strikes down municipal anti-fracking bylaw
Yes, that pollution exclusion in your insurance does work
Businesses with pollution risks need to buy insurance WITHOUT pollution exclusions.Continue reading the post titled Yes, that pollution exclusion in your insurance does work
De-polluting end of life vehicles, at last?
After years of effort by Ontario’s mainstream auto recyclers, in cooperation with automobile manufacturers, the Ministry of the Environment is getting close to a permit-by-rule system for recycling end of life vehicles. Given the elaborate market that already exists for vehicle recycli…Continue reading the post titled De-polluting end of life vehicles, at last?
Dianne’s Halifax presentation on contaminated site litigation
Here is Dianne’s presentation to the Canadian Bar Association Mid-winter meeting in Halifax, on Contaminated Site Litigation after Inco. We include a really useful list of Caveat emptor case summaries, with thanks to researcher Kristen Courtney.Continue reading the post titled Dianne’s Halifax presentation on contaminated site litigation